1. Sasha Joy on November 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Is the breakfast cookie supposed to harden or stay soft and just eat it with a spoon?

    • Fitnessista on November 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      it stays soft and you just eat it with a spoon. to make it a little firmer, toss it into the freezer for about 10 min before you plan to eat it 😀

  2. Kelly B. on December 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I love that this is so easy and so raw! PERFECT!!!! I am going to make one tonight for my Monday morning treat! That will make waking up Monday morning a whole lot better! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

      awesome- let me know if you like it!

  3. Jeannette on February 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Can these be made ahead of time? Like a week’s worth of breakfast cookies made on Sunday and then ready to go each morning?

    • Fitnessista on February 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      i’d say maybe 2-3 days at a time… try making 3 on sunday night and 2 on wed night??

  4. Tiffany F on March 2, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hi there!!!!!!
    I love your website! I am a health freak as well and I love to experiment with food to make my eating life more exciting! I love love love your breakfast cookie and I was wondering if you have any tips for substituting with the protein powder (it hurts my tummy)…. anyhow! love to hear from you!

    • Fitnessista on March 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

      i’m so glad you like it!
      try 1 T of cocoa powder instead for the texture 🙂

  5. Louise Aievoli on March 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Love it!

  6. Alycia on April 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    i just found your website yesterday, stumbled upon this recipe and decided to try it for breakfast this morning – i absolutely loved it! i will definitely be making it regularly. thanks so much for the killer post! i can’t wait to see what other things you have in store (:

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      thats so awesome! welcome to the little bloggy 🙂

  7. Stephanie on April 14, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Hey Gina!
    Just wanted to say that we at FIT CHICKS (a Canadian company making a fun environment for chicks of all sizes to work out in — and be healthy!) love the cookie!
    Thought I’d let you know that we included it in our blog to share the cookie love. 🙂 Thanks for posting this!


    Your fab friends up north,

  8. Marie on April 16, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Wow, I just tried one this morning with my husband and we both loved it! I made his with banana & pumpkin and mine with just pumpkin and it was awesome. Last night I kept thinking it wouldn’t be filling (eyes bigger than stomach syndrome), but this morning I actually could not finish it and will be saving some for a snack later.

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

      wahoo!!! so glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know! <3

  9. Stephanie on April 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for the cookie recipe. I had my first breakfast cookie this morning and it was delicious. My 3YO daughter enjoyed it as well so I’m going to have to start making 1 for her so she doesn’t eat all of mine.

  10. Kim on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I made these last night and my boyfriend gobbled it up this morning – then sent me a thank you e-mail at work!! I just made tomorrow’s batch, and the best part is licking the bowl before I go to sleep 🙂 I made them with chocolate protein powder – it tastes just like my mom’s no-bake cookies from my childhood – amazing recipe, thank you so much!

    And this helps me get more organized b/c I don’t have to spend time making hot oats in the AM!

    • Fitnessista on May 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      YES! i’m so glad he liked them.. you’re totally right, licking the bowl is the best part 🙂

  11. gigi on May 7, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I just found your blog and Im so happy I did! I always look forward to my oatmeal in the morning but today I was down right excited! this cookie dough creation is amazing. I mixed my oats with chocolate protein powder, cinnomin, PB, and cottage cheese and topped it with some crushed almonds it tastes amzing and I can’t wait to try new flavors!

  12. Stephanie on May 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve made this once, and at the time I had no protein powder. I was wet mushy like in the morning…is it supposed to be this way? or is it b/c I missed the protein powder? I’d love to see a up close video of the finished product!! =)

  13. Stephanie on May 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I tried to make this once and it was wet/ mushy like…granted I didn’t have protein powder//so maybe thats why? What’s the texture supposed to be like? I’d love to see a video of the finised product!!!!

  14. Stephanie on June 1, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Hi There!

    I have just started following your blog in the past few weeks and love it! It is full of energy and spunk 🙂 I myself love fitness and health, and find some of your recipes interesting and easy enough to make! I am curious about your breakfast cookie, do you know approx. how many calories are in each?



    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

      hey stephanie!
      welcome to the little blog 🙂
      they have around 400 cals, give or take and depending on which mix-ins you use 🙂

  15. Co on June 10, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I found this recipe recently and love it! My mix-ins are usually coconut, dark chocolate pieces, chopped almonds, flax, honey and coconut oil. This combination holds together really well. I use a piece of parchment paper to form into a bar and cut it in half. In the morning I have 2 great breakfast bars that can be eaten on the go instead of with a spoon.

  16. Joyce on August 1, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Hi There!

    I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and love reading it daily! I’ve tried the breakfast cookie a few times and absolutely love it! It’s my go to breakfast when I want to eat oats. I even eat it as a part of dinner sometimes lol

    • Fitnessista on August 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      i’m so glad you like it! i could eat it any time of the day too 🙂

  17. Jennie on August 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    For the cookie dough cereal, do you just make the bfast cookie in the morning and use more milk? Or still make it at night and just add milk to it in the morning?

    • Fitnessista on August 27, 2010 at 9:10 am

      i make it in the morning and just add more milk 🙂

  18. Taryn on August 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    This looks awesome!! Sounds similar to what I had for breakfast, although a warmed version. I love adding protein powder to my breakfast cereals. Really fun website…keep it up, sister!

  19. Christina @ ilovefetacheese on September 3, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I made a BC last night and took it out this morning to enjoy…thinking it wouldn’t fill me up, I made some egg whites with it. Well let me tell you….I couldn’t even finish it all! This is SO GOOD! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 3, 2010 at 1:11 pm

      so awesome! they are super filling 🙂
      glad you liked it!

  20. Kathryn on October 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Just come across your blog and I’m addicted already. I’m a veggie who’s always up for new ideas and am intrigued by your recipes. The breakfast cookie looks amazing but, never having used/had protein powder before, what would you recommend?

  21. Kathryn on October 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    HI, I’ve just come across your blog. I’m a vegetarian and always on the look out for new recipes so am inspired by your blog. The breakfast cookie looks yummy but i’ve never used protein powder before. Can you offer any recomendations on good brands?

  22. terri on December 31, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hi! I am new to blogging and reading your blog! Love what I’ve read so far! I had the breakfast cookie this morning! Pretty good, cept I’m going to do something other than bananas for my mix. I was wondering if the recipe is on sparkpeople? Thanks! Happy New Year!

  23. Katrina Falconer on January 21, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Good recipes here. Bookmarked.

  24. Mallory Padron on May 27, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I made a bfast cookie for my husband (he’s military too, but I don’t think calling him boats is as much fun as calling him the pilot 🙂 and he texted me to let me know it was delish, held him through the morning workout and he’s not even the slightest bit hungry. We have a winner!! Thanks for the recipe and I love love your blog!

  25. sophie on June 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hi! I have two questions. (But before I ask, I wanted to say that I appreciate your blog a lot!)
    1) Is the recipe for the breakfast cookie one serving?
    2) Can I substitute quinoa flakes for the oat flakes?

    Thanks 😉

    • Fitnessista on June 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      yes and yes 🙂

  26. Karin on July 26, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Wow, just made the breakfast cookie for tomorrow morning. I had a tiny taste, and that is WONDERFUL!
    Can’t wait till tomorrow morning. Thanks for the easy recipe.

    • Fitnessista on July 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      yay, enjoy!

  27. Krista on August 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    These are great! It’s my new obsession! Just curious if you’ve added flax seeds to your breakfast cookie before? If so, do you grind them up first?

    • Fitnessista on August 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      yep and yep! so glad you like them 🙂

  28. christina on August 7, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I finally got around to making this! I added linseed and chia seeds in mine- I couldnt even wait till breakfast I had to test it out! YUMMMMMMMM…..

  29. Ashley@MyFoodFitnessFun on August 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I’m stoked to try this one out! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Love your blog!

  30. Liz on August 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I finally gave in and made one. I was always scared because when I can taste/feel the texture of the protein, it creeps me out! haha. Reading the recipe, I was sure the protein powder taste would over power … I was wrong. The breakfast cookie is amazing!! Thanks for posting this recipe … you’ve introduced me to my new favorite power breakfast 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

      whoo hoo! i just had one for bfast too 🙂

  31. Julie on September 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Gina, I just had one of these this morning, and I just have to share the mix ins with you- I used about 1/4 cup of pumpkin, Justin’s Maple Almond Butter, lots of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice- it was the perfect fall breakfast!! Thanks again for all your awesome (and delicious!) recipes 🙂

  32. Jen on September 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Awesome recipie, even the man loved it! Thanks so much!

  33. Misha on November 9, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I am eating one of the delicious treats right now! I have been switching up the mix-ins all week, and shredded coconut is especially great.

    Gina, this blog is so inspirational. I found it a few months ago and have been religiously reading everyday. You are the bomb!

  34. Ck on January 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I made one of these last night and I’m eating it right now. I can’t believe how good it tastes. I used berry powder and dried fruit thinking it might not go so well with the nut butter, but it surprisingly does. I’m so glad you shared. I think this is going to become a part of my normal routine.

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

      awesome! glad you loved it 🙂

  35. Aiyekat on January 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I LOVE your blog!!! I was introduces by fitsugar.com and have been hooked ever since. I’ve been a fishaterian for a year and a half and my fiancé is a meat eater!! Once I finish preparing his meals I’m lost as to what to eat so I normally front load on whatever sides I’d prepared for him. I’m gaining weight as a result!! Carbs, carbs and more carbs!!!

    I go to the gym faithful with no results. Hoping to get into really good shape so I can prepare my body for babies. With the recipes you offer and the workouts. I no longer feel like a helpless cause!!!

    I’d love to make this cookie since we’re snowed in and am waiting for My Sun Warrior to arrive. Have you ever used Vega protein to make it? I was thinking the shake & go. Thoughts?

    PS. I have my whole office hooked on TJ’s almond butter w/flaxseed. That’s a little bit of heaven!

    • Fitnessista on January 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      hey girl! thanks so much for reading my blog 🙂
      i have tried it with the vega, but it doesn’t taste quite as good as it does w the sun warrior.
      hope you love it when you try it!

  36. lisa@thedailyrundown on March 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

    mmmm breakfast cookie looks so yummy, I don’t know if I would be able to leave it at night and leave it in the fridge overnight, I would probably eat it right there!

  37. geri on June 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I was searching for protein pancakes and came across your website. Love all your recipes and would like to try the bfast cookie but would like to substitute the banana for applesauce. Should I use sweetened or unsweetened and how much?

  38. Katherine on July 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Tried the breakfast cookie for the first time this morning and loved it! I thought I would have a hard time because it is served cold but after 2 bites I am hooked!

  39. Katherine on July 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Tried the breakfast cookie for the first time this morning and loved it! I thought I would have a hard time eating it because it is served cold but was hooked after 2 bites! As a busy mom, I love that I can make it the night before. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Fitnessista on July 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      whoo hoo! BEST make-ahead b-fast, especially when you know your morning is going to be crazy 🙂

  40. Bella on August 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I’m wondering if the breakfast cookie can be heated up? I’m starting my first day of a new school year tomorrow (I’m a high school English teacher), and this seems like the ideal make-ahead breakfast. I have one in the fridge right now. But, can I heat it up so that I’m not eating a cold breakfast?

    • Fitnessista on August 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

      yep, i’ve heated it up many times! enjoy 🙂 hope your first day at the new school goes well!

  41. Dana Tantillo on August 24, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Hi Gina!

    I LOVE your site >:) I enjoy your stories about your family and your recipes are great. I wanted to share my version of your breakfast cookie. The grocery store in town makes the most awesome oatmeal ranger cookies (I can’t buy them because I can’t stop eating them!) so I thought I would try to replicate the flavor using your breakfast cookie. My stir ins are: walnuts, dried cranberries (applejuice sweetened), unsweetened coconut flakes and cacao nibs. I have to say OMG, it was incredible.

    Thanks for saving me from THOUSANDS of needless fat and calories (and guilt).

    Have a great weekend.


    • Fitnessista on August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      whoa that sounds fantastic! i can’t wait to try it 🙂

  42. Hyedi on June 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Hey Gina! Question: is there a reason that my cookie is always mushy on the bottom? I’ve played around with the amount of milk and the texture is great everywhere but the bottom of the cookie. When I take it off of the plate in the morning, it sticks to the plate. Should I maybe add less banana? (I’m adding even less than half of one at this point) Thanks!

  43. jodie on September 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I am finally going to make the Breakfast Cookie, however I do not have any protein powder, can it be omitted and the recipe still tuen out ok?

    • Fitnessista on September 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm


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